Sharon Louise Weaver

Sharon Louise Weaver

Female 1955 -
Person ID: I2 


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  • Name Sharon Louise Weaver  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    2012-07-07 - Weaver Callahan Wedding Reception
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    Relationshipwith Jeffrey Scott Vitter
    Born 24 Mar 1955  Gardner, Johnson, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1968 - Sharon Weaver 8th grade graduation picture
    1955 -- Baby Sharon Weaver Vitter
    Gender Female 
    Notes 
    • Living.
    Siblings
     1. Katherine Ann Weaver (ID:I36)
     2. John Robert Weaver (ID:I37)
     3. Donald William Weaver (ID:I38)
     4. Jerry Alan Weaver (ID:I39)
    DNA Tests  1 DNA Test 

    Parents

    Family ID: F3 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart  
    Father Robert Oran Weaver (ID:I34),   b. 6 May 1928, Wagstaff, Marysville, Miami, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1989, East barn, Weaver Homestead, Ten Mile, Miami, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Virginia Louise Kohlenberg (ID:I35),   b. 2 Nov 1932, Louisburg, Miami, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 2016, North Pointe Nursing Home, Paola, Miami, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 16 Nov 1952  First Presbyterian Church, Paola, Miami, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 26
    Reference Number 1607 

    Family

    Family ID: F2 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart 30 Mar 2021   
    Husband Dr. Jeffrey Scott Vitter (ID:I1785),   b. 13 Nov 1955, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 14 Aug 1982  First Presbyterian Church, Paola, Miami, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sharon Weaver Engagment Announcement Document
    Weaver- Vitter Wedding Miami County Republic Document
    1982-08-13 -- Vitter Weaver Rehearsal Dinner Document
    Jeff & Sharon'a Wedding Christmas photo
    Jeff & Sharon's Wedding
    Reference Number 11354 
    Children 
      1. Dr. Jillian St. Raymond Vitter (ID:I3)
      2. Dr., Capt. Jeffrey Scott Vitter, Jr. (ID:I4)
      3. Audrey Louise Vitter (ID:I5)

    Other Personal Events

    Education Between 1960 and 1969  Hillsdale Elementary School, Hillsdale, Miami, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1968 - Sharon Weaver 8th grade graduation picture
    1963 3rd grade Sharon
    1962 2nd grade Sharon
    1964 4th grade Sharon
    1968 8th grade Sharon
    1965 5th grade Sharon
    1967 7th grade Sharon
    1961 1st grade Sharon
    1966 6th grade Sharon
    1960 Sharon
    Education Between 1969 and 1970  Paola High School, Paola, Miami, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1970 10th grade Sharon
    1972 12th grade Sharon
    1971 11th grade Sharon
    1969 9th grade Sharon
    Education Between 1973 and 1978  University of Kansas, Lawrence, Douglas, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1973 KU Freshman  Sharon
    1973 KU Freshman Sharon
    Education 1973  Paola, Miami, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Paola High School, Paola, KS 
    1973 -- Sharon Paola Graduation Announcement Document
    1973 -- Sharon Paola Graduation Announcement Document
    Education May 1978  Lawrence, Douglas, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    B.S., Pharmacy, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 
    Description 5 feet, 9 inches, brown/auburn hair, blue-green eyes 
    Event Between Aug and Sep 1987  Europe: France and Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Trip by Jeff, Sharon, & Jillian Vitter and Donna Vitter to Southwest France, Uzan farm, and Bilbao, Salamanca, Madrid, and Barcelona, Spain 
    Event 3 Jun 2006  New Orleans Country Club, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Reburial of Audrey St. Raymond Vitter and other family reunion events that weekend, including the engagement reception for Jill Zimmermann and Chris Rider, held at the New Orleans Country Club 
    Occupation 1978  Palo Alto, San Mateo, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Pharmacist, Palo Alto Veteran Affairs Medical Center 
    Occupation Between 1978 and 1982  Stanford, Santa Clara, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Pharmacist, Stanford Children's Hospital, Stanford, CA 
    1980 Pharmacist Children's Hospital at Stanford
    1980 Pharmacist Children's Hospital at Stanford
    Occupation Between 1982 and 1985  Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Pharmacist, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI 
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    Residence Between Feb and May 2019  22 Savannah Ridge Lane 70001, Metairie, Jefferson, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Between 1963 and 1978  26150 Block Road, Marysville, Miami, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Residence Between 1982 and 1988  12 Benefit Street 02904, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Residence Between 1986 and 1987  14, rue Domat, 75005 (near rue St. Jacques and Blvd. St Germain), Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Between Feb 1988 and Apr 1993  215 Elmgrove Avenue 02906, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Between 1993 and 2003  Durham, Durham, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Residence Between 1996 and 1997  Durham, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Residence Between 1998 and 1999  Villa Marly, Valbonne, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Residence 1998  Arhus, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Between 2003 and 2008  West Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Christmas Wabash Landing Lafayette, IN
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    Residence Between 2008 and 2010  College Station, Brazos, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Jeff Sharon Vitter with Reveille
    Residence Between 2010 and 2015  Lawrence, Douglas, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Jeff and Sharon KU Football
    Jeff and Sharon Vitter at Rock Chalk Ball Derby Theme
    Jeff and Sharon 2012 Final Four NOLA
    Residence Between 2016 and 2019  Oxford, Lafayette, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [21, 22, 23, 24, 25
    Jeff Sharon Vitter Carrier House with Column Society Members
    Residence Aft 2019  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
  • Event Map

    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Mar 1955 - Gardner, Johnson, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 1963 and 1978 - 26150 Block Road, Marysville, Miami, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - 1973 - Paola, Miami, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - 1978 - Palo Alto, San Mateo, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Between 1978 and 1982 - Stanford, Santa Clara, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - May 1978 - Lawrence, Douglas, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEvent - Between Aug and Sep 1987 - Europe: France and Spain Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Between 1982 and 1985 - Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 1982 and 1988 - 12 Benefit Street 02904, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 1986 and 1987 - 14, rue Domat, 75005 (near rue St. Jacques and Blvd. St Germain), Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between Feb 1988 and Apr 1993 - 215 Elmgrove Avenue 02906, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 1993 and 2003 - Durham, Durham, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 1996 and 1997 - Durham, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 1998 and 1999 - Villa Marly, Valbonne, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1998 - Arhus, Denmark Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 2003 and 2008 - West Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between Feb and May 2019 - 22 Savannah Ridge Lane 70001, Metairie, Jefferson, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 2008 and 2010 - College Station, Brazos, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 2010 and 2015 - Lawrence, Douglas, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 2016 and 2019 - Oxford, Lafayette, Mississippi, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Aft 2019 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Jeff Sharon Vitter Carrier House with Column Society Members
    Jeff and Sharon KU Football
    Jeff and Sharon Vitter at Rock Chalk Ball Derby Theme
    Jeff and Sharon 2012 Final Four NOLA
    Jeff Sharon Vitter with Reveille
    1956 Robert Weaver Jessie holding Baby Sharon Cora Bendorf Louise Holman Evelyn Bowes Bertha Bendorf Bea Bowes
    1980 Pharmacist Children's Hospital at Stanford
    1968 - Sharon Weaver 8th grade graduation picture
    1963 3rd grade Sharon
    1962 2nd grade Sharon
    1964 4th grade Sharon
    1968 8th grade Sharon
    1965 5th grade Sharon
    1967 7th grade Sharon
    1961 1st grade Sharon
    1966 6th grade Sharon
    1960 Sharon
    1970 10th grade Sharon
    1972 12th grade Sharon
    1971 11th grade Sharon
    1969 9th grade Sharon
    1973 KU Freshman  Sharon
    2019-05-04 -- Sharon Weaver Vitter
    1955 -- Baby Sharon Weaver Vitter
    Sharon Weaver Vitter
    Sharon Weaver Vitter 12-25-1955
    1979-10 - Bea McCoy and Sharon Weaver San Mateo CA
    Jeff & Sharon'a Wedding Christmas photo
    Jeff & Sharon's Wedding
    Vitter Family Ole Miss Baseball game
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    2010 Vitter Family With Baby Jay
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    Christmas Wabash Landing Lafayette, IN
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    Foxwood Place Durham NC
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    Senator David Vitter Washington Swearing In 05 January
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    1998 Christmas Valbonne France
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    Jeff, Jillian, Scott, and Audrey Vitter in December 1998 visit to Jean Ferran's former farm Larneilh, with then-owner Christian Marquehosse
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    1998 Uzan Monument Jeff and Vitter Kids
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    Christian and Maryse Marquehosse host Jeff, Sharon, Jillian, Scott, and Audrey Vitter in their home in Cescau, France, December 1998
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    Sharon, Jillian, and Donna Vitter outside Jean Ferran's former farm Larneilh, with then-owner Amédé Marquehosse
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    Donna and Sharon Vitter during 1986 visit to Jean Ferran's former farm Larneilh, with then-owner Amédé Marquehosse
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    Jillian Vitter à la Marilyn Monroe, 1986 in Spain
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    12-month-old Jillian sitting on mantle during August 1986 visit to Jean Ferran's former farm Larneilh
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    Lindsay Sena and Scott Vitter Wedding with Family
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    Jillian WMG Princess
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    1989 Weaver Christmas at Elm Grove Baptist Church
    Our first Christmas without Daddy. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Jeff, Sharon, and Audrey Vitter With George HW Bush and Elsa Morano Texas A & M Football game
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    1995 -- Pere, Scott, Jillian, Audrey, Sharon at Café du Monde
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    Tomacci-Sena Brunch at Charles and Francie Tomacci's house, Summer 2018
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    1992 Weaver Homestead Barn
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    Weaver Homestead House, 1992. Standing: Stacey (holding Emily) & Jerry Weaver, Steve & Kathy Steele, Roxane & John Weaver, Sharon & Jeff Vitter. In front: Jessica Weaver, Kayla Weaver, Ian Weaver, Jillian Vitter (holding Audrey Vitter), and Scott Vitter.
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    2012-07-07 - Weaver Callahan Wedding Reception
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    Grandma Jessie with Kathy and Sharon
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    Kurt and Case Wedding Reception at the East Barn
    Front: Cace and Kurt, Kayden, McKinley Second Row: Emily, Heather holding Harvin, Sharon, Welby, Kathy holding Thea, Kayla, Regan Jenkins, Cory Back Row: Jerry, Stacey, Audrey, Scott, Steve,Jeff, Jillian, Aaron and Tommy Callahan (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Robert and Virginia Weaver and Family
    Front: Sharon, Robert, Virginia, Kathy Back: Jerry, Don, John, Roxane (Gonser) (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Jessie Weaver and Ryan Ashby Wedding Day
    Row 1: Ryan Ashby and Jessica Louise Weaver Ashby Row: 2: John and Roxane Weaver, Couple 1, Ryan's mom and partner Third row: ?,?,?,? Fourth Row:?, Welby and Virginia Knop, Steve Steele Back Row: Ian Robert Weaver, ?, Sharon Weaver Vitter, Katherine Weaver Steele, Keith Prothe, Babs Gonser, Laura Gonser Prother, Prothe son (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Robert Oran Weaver and Virginia Louis Kohlenberg Wedding Day 11-16-1952
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    Robert and Virginia Wedding Day Group 11-16-1952
    Front Row left to right: Glenn Witt, Byron Manchester, Jessie Kamel, Flower Girl Linda McDonald, Lillian Kramel, Helen Rose Kohlenberg, Jimmy Kohlenberg Back Row: Clifford Witt, Welby Knop, Robert O. Weaver, Virginia Louise (Kohlenberg) Weaver, Lois Mae Kohlenberg, Gloria Meyer (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Robert Weaver with Sam Don's Dog in Sunglasses at Weaver Homestead
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    Christmas 1988 Elm Grove Baptist Church
    Our last Christmas Celebration with Danny (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    ROW Acres Weaver Farm
    Family Farm at 26150 Block Road before the white barn was hit by a tornado and the old tin shed was hit by strong winds. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    1961 -- Kathy Virginia Don Robert John Sharon Family Photo
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    1892 M S Weaver Homestead Barn
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    Weaver Homestead
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    Kathy, Don, Sharon, John Weaver
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    1969 -- Ma and Jerry Bacon and Weaver Family
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    Sharon and Kids Foxwood Place Durham NC
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    Florida93VitterReunion_600x400
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    Florida93VitterReunionWalking
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    Grandpa Doc Picture
    Left to Right in photo: Bertha Bendorf Bowes, Jessie Bendorf Weaver Witt holding Christie McCoy (Bea Bowes McCoy's son), Charles Tomacci (Evelyn Bowes Tomacci's son), Grandpa Doc holding Kathy Weaver Steele, Daddy (Robert O. Weaver) holding Sharon Weaver Vitter. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Documents
    Sharon Weaver Engagment Announcement Document
    Sharon Weaver Engagment Announcement Document
    Weaver- Vitter Wedding Miami County Republic Document
    Weaver- Vitter Wedding Miami County Republic Document
    1982-08-13 -- Vitter Weaver Rehearsal Dinner Document
    1982-08-13 -- Vitter Weaver Rehearsal Dinner Document
    2000-05 -- Note and keepsakes from Dede St. Raymond Zimmermann Document
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    1973 -- Sharon Paola Graduation Announcement Document
    1973 -- Sharon Paola Graduation Announcement Document
    Headstones Peret Feugas Tomb Uzan 1998 Headstone
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    Histories
    George Nicolay: The German-Born Secretary Who Made Abraham Lincoln Great
    George Nicolay: The German-Born Secretary Who Made Abraham Lincoln Great
    Sharon (née Weaver) Vitter's 4th great uncle George Nicolay played what is essentially today's crucial role of chief of staff to the President of the United States — and that president was Abraham Lincoln. Nicolay later became U. S. consul to France, Marshal of the U. S. Supreme Court, and Lincoln biographer.
    Martin Samuel Weaver: Kansas Homesteader
    Martin Samuel Weaver: Kansas Homesteader
    Sharon (née Weaver) Vitter's paternal great grandfather Martin Weaver, from a family of 18 children, forged the way from Holmes County, Ohio to Miami County, Kansas and established today's Weaver Homestead in suburban Kansas City.
    Relativity Research
    Relativity Research
    The underlying theme of our website is research on relativity — our relatives pulsate outward in our time-space continuum in a series of gravitational waves spanning many generations and relationships! This page gives an overview of several family histories, beginning with Jeff Vitter's Aha! moment, which ultimately led to creation of this website.
    The <em>Aha!</em> Moment That Led to This Website
    The Aha! Moment That Led to This Website
    When Jeff Vitter was growing up in New Orleans, his parents A. L. Vitter Jr. and Audrey (née St. Raymond) Vitter would always tell the family about their trips to France as young children to meet relatives, but they didn't know many particulars beyond their grandparents, especially on my dad's paternal side. Jeff's Aha! moment came when he combined technologies — new and old — to discover how, when, and where the Vitters came to the USA from Europe.
    Remembering Those Back in Uzan
    Remembering Those Back in Uzan
    In the 1800s, the Ferran, St. Raymond, and Cougot families lived around a small village in southwestern France called Uzan (pronounced "u-ZHANG" in the local patois). After emigrating to the U. S. A., they sponsored a monument to those from Uzan who gave their lives during World War I. It stands there still today in front of the city hall.
    The Hochstetler Attack: Life on the Frontier
    The Hochstetler Attack: Life on the Frontier
    One of the most well-known anecdotes in Amish and Mennonite history is the story of pacifist Jacob Hochstetler and the tragedy his family underwent at the Northkill Settlement in Berks County, Pennsylvania.
    The Ups and Downs of Mini-Me
    The Ups and Downs of Mini-Me
    Pick someone with one of a dozen popular Amish surnames, and Sharon (née Weaver) Vitter is probably related to that person, sometimes in many ways. Such is the case with 2-foot, 8-inch-tall actor and stuntman Verne Troyer, most well known for his portrayal of "Mini-Me" in the Austin Powers movies.
    The Weaver Way: Zurich → Pennsylvania → Ohio
    The Weaver Way: Zurich → Pennsylvania → Ohio
    This history traces the path of Sharon (née Weaver) Vitter's 4th great grandfather, Swiss immigrant Jacob Weaver Sr., who ventured from Zurich to Pennsylvania via Rotterdam on the ship Sally in 1767. His sons continued onward in the early 1800s to Ohio. Open questions remain about his ancestors in the old country.
    Vitter Holiday Cards Through the Years
    Vitter Holiday Cards Through the Years
    'Tis the Season to be jolly! Welcome to a tradition starting in 1945 spanning several generations of annual Christmas greeting cards, augmented from time to time with cards for other occasions.
    How the Vitters Got to Clerval
    How the Vitters Got to Clerval
    19 years after Jeff Vitter's Aha! moment, Jean-Pierre Vitter resolves the mystery of where in Europe the Vitter family came from originally and how they got to France in the late 1700s.
    Our Loyal Guardians Rex & Queenie
    Our Loyal Guardians Rex & Queenie
    Rex and Queenie — half-ton cast-iron Newfoundland dogs — have stood guard over Vitter-Artigues homes in New Orleans for about 110 years and have a fascinating (and still mysterious) genealogy of their own.
    Videos
    When Jeff & Audrey Vitter Lost Jillian & Scott in the Woods
    When Jeff & Audrey Vitter Lost Jillian & Scott in the Woods
    Some fun interviews with Jillian, Scott, & Audrey Vitter when their dad Jeff was being inaugurated as 17th Chancellor of the University of Mississippi, including a vivid description of their 2004 Father's Day hike in the woods when Jeff & Audrey lost Jillian & Scott. Fortunately all turned out well!
    Investiture of Jeffrey Vitter as 17th Chancellor
    Investiture of Jeffrey Vitter as 17th Chancellor
    The University of Mississippi, November 10, 2016. The time for the main parts of the event are noted in the caption to the video, including the times of all the various speakers.
    Jeff Vitter Speaks Out on Being a Southerner, Duties of a Dean, and More
    Jeff Vitter Speaks Out on Being a Southerner, Duties of a Dean, and More
    This Vitter-Weaver website is built upon a relational database. When you go to the page of someone in our family tree, the page is dynamically created for you on the spot by querying the database to get the most uptodate info about that person. In this 2008 interview of your co-host Jeff Vitter, Jeff talks about his work in the field of databases, being a dean, and growing up in the Deep South. The interview was conducted by ACM SIGMOD, the world's leading database professional organization.
    Videos of First Lady Sharon Vitter
    Videos of First Lady Sharon Vitter
    Sharon Weaver Vitter began as a hospital pharmacist at Stanford University Children's Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital, and gradually transitioned into more academic roles during husband Jeff's career. She played an especially important role as First Lady at the University of Mississippi during 2016–2019. In these video clips, Sharon has some fun with campus activities and shows why people are naturally drawn to her.
    Purdue Oral History Archives interview of Dr. Jeffrey S. Vitter
    Purdue Oral History Archives interview of Dr. Jeffrey S. Vitter
    This interview was conducted by Ms. Katherine Markee on July 29, 2008 as part of the Purdue Oral History Archives when Jeff Vitter was the Frederick L. Hovde Dean of the College of Science at Purdue University.
    It gives insights on the importance of education and the productive interplay of academics and administration.
    Collection of video interviews and articles involving Dr. Jeffrey S. Vitter as 17th Chancellor of the University of Mississippi
    Collection of video interviews and articles involving Dr. Jeffrey S. Vitter as 17th Chancellor of the University of Mississippi
    Conducted 2005–2009
    Articles
    <em>Thursday Night Cookin': Mimi's Recipes for a Happy Home</em>
    Thursday Night Cookin': Mimi's Recipes for a Happy Home
    Judge Wendy Vitter put together a wonderful cook book in honor of Mimi's 78th birthday in 1998, entitled Thursday Night Cookin': Mimi's Recipes for a Happy Home. The cook book consists of the family's favorite recipes of Mimi's, along with several bons mots, family trivia, and memories. The name for the cook book came from the family's tradition of having Thursday night dinner at Mimi & Pere's.

    When the Vitter kids were younger, a similar tradition existed at Mimi's parents' home at 3539 Napoleon, where Mémère and Pépère would host everyone to Wednesday night dinner, often roast chicken. Jeff liked to make little chicken sandwiches with the chicken, biscuits, and gravy.

  • Source Citations

    1. [S412] U.S., Public Records Index, Volume 1, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.Original data - Merlin Data Publishing Corporation, comp. Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings. Merli;), Database online.
      Record for Sharon W Bitter

    2. [S495] U.S., Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection, 1847-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Lehi, UT, USA; Date: 2011;), Publication Place: Ottawa, Kansas, USA; URL: http://www.dengelmortuary.com/obituaries/Virginia-Knop?obId=1557882m.

    3. [S362] U.S., Obituary Collection, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Publication Place: Paola, Kansas, USA; URL: http://www.republic-online.com/obituaries/article_12e58bbe-71d0-5bef-a7db-1962c60173ea.html.

    4. [S915] Death Notice or Obituary, Clarion-Ledger; Publication Date: 29/ Apr/ 2016; Publication Place: Jackson, Mississippi, United States of America; URL: https://www.newspapers.com/image/179997231/?article=d0fd592d-37a4-4755-bc39-aae9ac1866d0&focus=0.020127093,0.18698585,0.3484114,0.52229.

    5. [S1426] Thursday Night Cookin': Mimi's Recipes for a Happy Home, Edited by Wendy Baldwin Vitter, (Name: Self-published; Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Date: December 1998;), Wendy Baldwin Vitter put together this wonderful cook book in honor of Mimi's 78th birthday in 1998. It consists of the family's favorite recipes of Mimi's, along with several bons mots, family trivia, and memories. The name for the cook book came from the family's tradition of having Thursday night dinner at Mimi & Pere's. When the Vitter kids were younger, a similar tradition existed at Mimi's parents' home at 3539 Napoleon, where Mémère and Pépère would host everyone to Wednesday night dinner, often roast chicken. Jeff liked to make little chicken sandwiches with the chicken, biscuits, and gravy.
      https://vitter.org/Genealogy/Documents/ThursdayNightCooking.pdf

    6. [S1252] A tous les Vitter du monde, Jean-Pierre Vitter, (Name: Self; Location: France; Date: October 2002;), Jeff Vitter and the Vitter line in America, pages 3, 13, 16–19.
      This manuscript is a comprehensive and very entertaining account of the Vitter generations written by Jean-Pierre Vitter (Jeff Vitter's 4th cousin, 1x removed) in October 2002. It's easily translated, e.g., using Google Translate. The story starts with Jeff's 4th great grandfather Hérard Vitter, who moved from "l'Autriche Antérieure" to the town of Clerval in the Doubs region of France in the 1700s. Hérard's father in the old country was Mathieu Vitter, and his son Pierre is the one who emigrated from France to New Orleans in 1843. The big mystery that remained was exactly where Hérard Vitter came from originally. (See JPV's follow-on work, Le sang qui coule dans nos veines, for answers.)
      https://vitter.org/Genealogy/Documents/JeanPierreVitterBook.pdf

    7. [S307] Family Database of Vitter-Weaver Family, Jeffrey & Sharon Vitter, (Name: Self; Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Date: Since 1996;), Photos from Mimi's Homecoming Weekend, June 2006.
      We couldn't bury Audrey "Mimi" (née St. Raymond) Vitter in New Orleans at the time of her death because of the devastation from Hurricane Katrina. When her body was brought back home for reburial eight months later, it was a time for several family events and to celebrate her life.
      https://vitter.org/familytree/histories/vitterreunion2006.php

    8. [S307] Family Database of Vitter-Weaver Family, Jeffrey & Sharon Vitter, (Name: Self; Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Date: Since 1996;), Après le Aha! moment (et avant aussi!).
      As highlighted in "The Aha! Moment That Led to This Website," Jeff Vitter made a big breakthrough in December 2000 when he discovered when, where, and how his Vitter ancestors came from Europe to the USA. Much correspondence behind the scenes led up to and beyond that discovery. This history gives an inside look at the correspondences that genealogists engage in and how what we understand grows (we hope!) with time.
      https://www.vitter.org/familytree/histories/jeffemail2001.php

    9. [S307] Family Database of Vitter-Weaver Family, Jeffrey & Sharon Vitter, (Name: Self; Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Date: Since 1996;), How the Vitters Got to Clerval.
      19 years after Jeff Vitter's Aha! moment described above, Jean-Pierre Vitter resolves the mystery of where in Europe the Vitter family came from originally and how they got to France in the late 1700s.
      https://vitter.org/familytree/histories/JeanPierreVitter.php

    10. [S307] Family Database of Vitter-Weaver Family, Jeffrey & Sharon Vitter, (Name: Self; Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Date: Since 1996;), George Nicolay: The German-Born Secretary Who Made Abraham Lincoln Great.
      Sharon (née Weaver) Vitter's 4th great uncle George Nicolay played what is essentially today's crucial role of chief of staff to the President of the United States — and that president was Abraham Lincoln. Nicolay later became U. S. consul to France, Marshal of the U. S. Supreme Court, and Lincoln biographer.
      https://vitter.org/familytree/histories/GeorgeNicolay.php

    11. [S307] Family Database of Vitter-Weaver Family, Jeffrey & Sharon Vitter, (Name: Self; Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Date: Since 1996;), Martin Samuel Weaver: Kansas Homesteader.
      Sharon (née Weaver) Vitter's paternal great grandfather Martin Weaver, from a family of 18 children, forged the way from Holmes County, Ohio to Miami County, Kansas and established today's Weaver Homestead in suburban Kansas City.
      https://vitter.org/familytree/histories/MartinSamuelWeaver.php

    12. [S307] Family Database of Vitter-Weaver Family, Jeffrey & Sharon Vitter, (Name: Self; Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Date: Since 1996;), Our Loyal Guardians Rex & Queenie.
      Rex and Queenie have stood guard over Vitter-Artigues homes in New Orleans since about 1910 and have a fascinating (and still mysterious) genealogy of their own.
      https://vitter.org/familytree/histories/RexandQueenie.php

    13. [S307] Family Database of Vitter-Weaver Family, Jeffrey & Sharon Vitter, (Name: Self; Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Date: Since 1996;), Remembering Those Back in Uzan.
      In the 1800s, the Ferran, St. Raymond, and Cougot families lived around a small village in southwestern France called Uzan (pronounced "u-ZHANG" in the local patois). After emigrating to the U. S. A., they sponsored a monument to those from Uzan who gave their lives during World War I. It stands there still today in front of the city hall.
      https://vitter.org/familytree/histories/UzanWWI.php

    14. [S307] Family Database of Vitter-Weaver Family, Jeffrey & Sharon Vitter, (Name: Self; Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Date: Since 1996;), The Hochstetler Attack: Life on the Frontier.
      One of the most well-known anecdotes in Amish and Mennonite history is the story of pacifist Jacob Hochstetler and the tragedy his family underwent at the Northkill Settlement in Berks County, Pennsylvania.
      https://vitter.org/familytree/histories/HochstetlerAttack.php

    15. [S307] Family Database of Vitter-Weaver Family, Jeffrey & Sharon Vitter, (Name: Self; Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Date: Since 1996;), The Ups and Downs of Mini-Me.
      Pick someone with one of a dozen popular Amish surnames, and Sharon (née Weaver) Vitter is probably related to that person, sometimes in many ways. Such is the case with 2-foot, 8-inch-tall actor and stuntman Verne Troyer, most well known for his portrayal of "Mini-Me" in the Austin Powers movies.
      https://vitter.org/familytree/histories/VerneTroyer.php

    16. [S307] Family Database of Vitter-Weaver Family, Jeffrey & Sharon Vitter, (Name: Self; Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Date: Since 1996;), The Weaver Way: Zurich → Pennsylvania → Ohio.
      This history traces the path of Sharon (née Weaver) Vitter's 4th great grandfather, Swiss immigrant Jacob Weaver Sr., who ventured from Zurich to Pennsylvania via Rotterdam on the ship Sally in 1767. His sons continued onward in the early 1800s to Ohio. Open questions remain about his ancestors in the old country.
      https://vitter.org/familytree/histories/WeaverWay.php

    17. [S307] Family Database of Vitter-Weaver Family, Jeffrey & Sharon Vitter, (Name: Self; Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Date: Since 1996;), Vitter Holiday Cards Through the Years.
      'Tis the Season to be jolly! Welcome to a tradition starting in 1945 spanning several generations of annual Christmas greeting cards, augmented from time to time with cards for other occasions.
      https://vitter.org/familytree/histories/holidaycards.php

    18. [S624] U.S., Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), City: Durham; State: North Carolina; Year(s): 1996-1997.

    19. [S412] U.S., Public Records Index, Volume 1, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.Original data - Merlin Data Publishing Corporation, comp. Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings. Merli;), Database online.
      Record for Sharon W Vitter

    20. [S1420] Purdue Oral History Archives, (Name: Purdue University; Location: West Lafayette, Indiana, USA;), Purdue Oral History Archives video interview of Dr. Jeffrey S. Vitter, conducted by Ms. Katherine Markee, July 29, 2008.
      At the time, Dr. Vitter was the Frederick L. Hovde Dean of the College of Science at Purdue University. The interview is available below via the link both as a video and as a transcript
      https://vitter.org/familytree/media/VitterPurdueInterview2008.php

    21. [S1422] The University of Mississippi, (Name: The University of Mississippi; Location: University, Mississippi; Date: Current;), Video interviews with First Lady Sharon Vitter.
      Sharon Weaver Vitter began as a hospital pharmacist at Stanford University Children's Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital, and gradually transitioned into more academic roles during husband Jeff's career. She played an especially important role as First Lady at the University of Mississippi during 2016–2019. In these video clips, Sharon has some fun with campus activities and shows why people are naturally drawn to her.
      https://vitter.org/familytree/media/SharonVitterUMvideos.php

    22. [S1422] The University of Mississippi, (Name: The University of Mississippi; Location: University, Mississippi; Date: Current;), When Jeff & Audrey Vitter Lost Jillian & Scott in the Woods.
      Some fun interviews with Jillian, Scott, & Audrey Vitter when their dad Jeff was being inaugurated as 17th Chancellor of the University of Mississippi, including a vivid description of their 2004 Mother's Day hike in the woods when Jeff & Audrey lost Jillian & Scott. Fortunately all turned out well!
      https://vitter.org/familytree/media/VitterKidsUMvideos.php

    23. [S1419] Delta Business Journal, (Name: Delta Business Journal; Location: Cleveland, Mississippi, USA; Date: Since 1998;), Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter Steering Ole Miss to Greater Economic and Academic Gains, cover story in Delta Business Journal, November 2018.
      Also available at https://deltabusinessjournal.com/tag/chancellor-jeffrey-vitter/
      https://www.vitter.org/familytree/media/VitterDeltaBusinessJournal2018.php

    24. [S1422] The University of Mississippi, (Name: The University of Mississippi; Location: University, Mississippi; Date: Current;), Investiture of Jeffrey Vitter as 17th Chancellor of the University of Mississippi, The University of Mississippi, November 10, 2016.
      https://www.vitter.org/familytree/media/VitterInvestiture2016.php

    25. [S1422] The University of Mississippi, (Name: The University of Mississippi; Location: University, Mississippi; Date: Current;), Video, audio, and written interviews with Chancellor Jeffrey S. Vitter.
      https://csci.cs.olemiss.edu/faculty/vitter/articles-and-interviews/

    26. [S362] U.S., Obituary Collection, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Miami County Repbulic; Publication Place: Paola, Kansas, USA; URL: http://www.republic-online.com/obituaries/article_12e58bbe-71d0-5bef-a7db-1962c60173ea.html.
      Virginia Weaver Knop

      1932-2016

      Virginia Weaver Knop, 83, Louisburg, passed away April 25, 2016, at North Point Nursing Home in Paola.

      She was born Virginia Louise Kohlenberg on Nov. 2, 1932, to William “Bill” August and Leta Mae Grimes Kohlenberg of rural Louisburg.

      Virginia graduated from Louisburg High School in 1950 and then attended the Kansas City Secretarial School. She worked as a secretary at Equitable Life Insurance and Kansas City Power and Light.

      Virginia married Robert Oran Weaver on Nov. 16, 1952, at the First Presbyterian Church in Paola.

      They resided in Kansas City, Mo., until they moved to Wagstaff in February, 1954. They moved nearby to the Weaver Family Homestead in 1963.

      Robert Oran Weaver preceded her in death on December 19, 1989.

      Virginia and Robert had five children: Katherine Ann Weaver Steele (Steven) of Topeka, Sharon Louise Weaver Vitter (Jeffrey) of University, Miss., John Robert Weaver (Roxane Gonser) of Goodyear, Ariz., Donald William Weaver (Louise Schwartz — deceased, Felicia Mickam Jenkins) of Metairie, La., and Jerry Alan Weaver (Stacey Walters) of Paola.

      Virginia married Welby Edward Knop on March 16, 1991, at the Elm Grove Baptist Church, Paola. He resides at their home in Louisburg.

      Virginia is survived by her husband; five children; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters; nieces; nephews; and many friends.

      Her grandchildren are Jessica Weaver Ashby (Ryan), Ian Weaver, Jillian Vitter, J. Scott Vitter Jr., Audrey Vitter, Aaron Weaver (Heather Nava), Nathan Weaver (Maria Martinez), Bryan Weaver, Ross Jenkins, Max Jenkins (Abigail), Regan Jenkins, Kayla Callahan (Tommy), Emily Weaver, Kurt Weaver and Cory Weaver.

      Her great grandchildren are Ava Ashby, Harvin Weaver, McKinley Callahan and Kayden Weaver.

      Her sisters are Lois Kohlenberg Matney (Orville) and Helen Kohlenberg Slyter (Dean).

      Services are pending.

      In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Virginia Knop Memorial Fund at Elm Grove Baptist Church, 15375 W. 247th St., Paola, KS 66071.
      https://www.republic-online.com/obituaries/article_12e58bbe-71d0-5bef-a7db-1962c60173ea.html